"ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FILMS IN THE WORLD." ROBERT GUEDIGUIAN
An angel comes to announce to Joseph that his wife Mary is expecting the son of God: Jesus.Having become a young man, his cousin Jean-Baptiste made him Christ. He retired to the desertfor forty days and forty nights then went to preach the good word surrounded by his disciples. Betrayed by one of them, Jesus dies on Golgotha but is resurrected three days later...
A poetic and political work, in a free and inventive form combining documentary realism and sublimating pictoriality, The Gospel According to Saint Matthew was applauded upon its release by both believers and far-left revolutionaries. Endorsing his break with neorealism, Pasolini offers with this film, both mystical and universalist, the most complex and beautiful modern work ever made on Christ.
DVD 1: THE FILM + SUPPLEMENTS
. PASOLINI: A RELIGIOUS WITHOUT FAITH(10 mins) What was the position of the most sulphurous Italian filmmaker in the face of religion? Testimony of Hervé Joubert-Laurencin, film historian.
. PASOLINI FACING THE CHURCH (15 mins) In Rome, the priest Virgilo Fantuzzi evokes his meeting with Pasolini and the position of the Church vis-à-vis his work.
. A CHRIST IN CADAQUÈS (22 mins) In 1962, Pasolini asked a young Spanish student to interpret Christ for his Gospel . Meeting 41 years later with Enrique Irazoqui in Cadaques, Spain.
. VINTAGE TRAILER
DVD 2:LOCATIONS IN PALESTINE
a film by Pier Paolo Pasolini (1965 – B&W – 51 mins) Pasolini carried out, alongside Father Don Andrea Carraro, his location scouting for The Gospel According to Saint Matthew , in the very places where Christ lived in Palestine.
2 DVDs – NEW RESTORED MASTER Original Version / French Version French Subtitles Format 1.85 respected 16/9 compatible 4/3 – Black & White Length of the Film: 131 mins